ERIC Number: ED167741
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1978
Reference Count: N/A
Apprenticeship and Other Blue Collar Job Opportunities for Women.
Wheat, Valerie; Niebel, Christie
Designed to inform individual women and occupational counselors of blue collar jobs and training opportunities for women in construction and industry, this guide attempts to answer the questions: What is blue collar work? What is apprenticeship and are there entrance requirements? How do I go about finding a blue collar job or getting into an apprenticeship program? And finally, is blue collar work for me? The guide also includes sections on what to expect on the job, problems women crafts workers have encountered, history of women in the skilled trades, and profiles of blue collar women. A section on resource groups and organizations lists national and local sources of assistance. A bibliography indicates where to learn more about trades opportunities and about real life stories of women working in the skilled trades. Written in a conversational tone, many of the sections contain practical tips, for example, "Go to the job site looking like you are ready to go to work (work clothes, boots, etc.)." The guide includes tables, graphs, photographs, and a skills assessment check list. (LMS)
Descriptors: Apprenticeships, Blue Collar Occupations, Building Trades, Educational Opportunities, Employed Women, Employment Opportunities, Employment Patterns, Employment Qualifications, Equal Opportunities (Jobs), Females, Guides, Industrial Personnel, Job Search Methods, Job Skills, Job Training, Labor Market, Nontraditional Occupations, Occupational Information, On the Job Training, Resource Centers, Semiskilled Occupations, Sex Discrimination, Skilled Occupations, Trade and Industrial Education, Unskilled Occupations
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Women's Educational Equity Communications Network, San Francisco, CA.